China sends written response to USA trade reform demands: U.S. govt sources

Irving Hamilton
November 15, 2018

Those demands aren't limited to trade, according to an account of Pence's comments from The Washington Post's Josh Rogin on Tuesday. He later added "We are here to stay".

Mnuchin is seen as an advocate within the administration of a deal, while others such as Robert Lighthizer, the USA trade representative, have been pushing to continue raising pressure on Beijing to try to push for more meaningful reforms.

"I think much of that will depend on Argentina", Pence told the reporter.

Three US government sources told Reuters on Wednesday that China had sent a response to US demands on those and other issues, but gave no further details on its contents. "We're looking for a change of posture". "They know what our administration's position is".

China must offer concessions on intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer, restricted access to Chinese markets and respect for worldwide rules and norms, among other issues, he said.

This picture taken on November 6 shows a Chinese and US flag at a booth during the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai.

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In an address to a Washington think tank on Friday, Mr Navarro, head of a White House trade council, said Wall Street figures were pressuring the White House to reach a resolution with Beijing. He added that the U.S. had no intention of ceding influence in Asia to China and will not back down if Beijing choses to continue its current policies.

The two sides have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy.

Vice President Mike Pence has undertaken a kind of "freedom of navigation" operation of his own over the disputed South China Sea, an interview published Tuesday revealed ahead of Pence's visit to Singapore for a series of meetings in the region. He has often pointed to alleged currency manipulation, arguing that Beijing's policies hurt the US financially. The report also said that U.S. -China trade has cost some 3.4 million American jobs.

Beyond trade, the Trump administration has warned repeatedly about China's alleged efforts to meddle in USA and global affairs.

Asked what would happen if Beijing fails to agree to act in Asia in a way that can avoid "a new Cold War" with the United States, Pence appeared to accept that such a reality could be inevitable.

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